NESA Elective PDs for Early Childhood Teaching Staff

Available from 6 February 2021:

Course 1: Young Gifted Children in ECE Settings – 3 hours.

This online course can be used as a NESA Elective PD as it meets NESA’s Elective PD activity requirement through the use of research based information, self-reflection, analysis of your own and others’ teaching practice and goals, peer mentoring and professional dialogue. It also contributes to NESA’s Elective PD criteria requirements through supporting and expanding your ability to identify potentially gifted children and through strategies for effective engagement with parents.

The focus of this 3-hour course is for teachers to develop an understanding of the physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of children who are gifted and an understanding of how to use teaching strategies based on the physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of children who are gifted.

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Course 2: Young Gifted Children: Differentiating Teaching Strategies in ECE Settings – 3 hours.

This online course can be used as a NESA Elective PD as it meets NESA’s Elective PD activity requirement through the use of research based information, self-reflection, analysis of your own and others’ teaching practice and goals, peer mentoring and professional dialogue. It also contributes to NESA’s Elective PD criteria requirements through supporting and expanding your teaching practice to help you differentiate the curriculum for potentially gifted children. During this 3-hour course teachers will develop an understanding of differentiating teaching strategies and develop activities to meet the specific learning needs of gifted children.

Fees, dates and booking can be found here: DATES-and-FEES-of-WEBINARS-14012021a>


Course 3: Young Gifted Children in ECE Services: Engaging Parents in the Educative Process – 2 hours.

This online course can be used as a NESA Elective PD as it meets NESA’s Elective PD activity requirement through the use of current research based information, self-reflection, analysis of your own and others’ beliefs and practices, peer mentoring and professional dialogue. The focus of this 2-hour course is for early childhood teachers to help establish, and maintain a respectful collaborative relationship with parents of gifted children and engage them in appropriate and contextually relevant opportunities to plan for and be involved in their children’s learning and thereby enable gifted children’s learning and well-being. Course 1 is a prerequisite for enrolment. Group bookings only.

Course Fee: $85 per participant. You can enquire or make a booking here.


Course 4: Young Gifted Children in ECE Settings: Differentiating Teaching Strategies and Engaging with Parents.

6 hours

This online course can be used as a NESA Elective PD as it meets NESA’s Elective PD activity requirement through the use of research based information, self-reflection, analysis of your own and others’ teaching practice and goals, peer mentoring, professional dialogue and strategies for effective engagement with parents. It contributes to NESA’s Elective PD criteria requirements through supporting and expanding your teaching practice to include initial identification of potentially gifted children and the differentiating of their curriculum.

This is a whole day professional learning program. It aims to develop an understanding of gifted children; how to differentiate teaching strategies to meet the specific learning needs of gifted children; how to establish collaborative relationship with their parents and engage them in appropriate and contextually relevant opportunities to plan for and be involved in and enable their children’s learning and well-being.

Fees, dates and booking can be found here: DATES-and-FEES-of-WEBINARS-14012021

About the Presenter:

Wentworthville early childhood workshop 2009

Dr Mimi Wellisch is a registered psychologist and a gifted child specialist with Bachelor and Master degrees in Early Childhood Education. Mimi is author of books and peer reviewed and other journal article. Her latest book is Giftedness for early childhood educators. She is passionate about young gifted children and is an engaging presenter, having presented at many local and international conferences and workshops. She has been President, Vice President and Treasurer of the NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children, and provides cognitive assessments.

Information about dates and venues can be found here: DATES-and-FEES-of-WEBINARS-14012021